Multi-Stage Pneumatic Cylinders


Multi-stage pneumatic cylinders can provide the same output force of larger single stage cylinders with a smaller footprint and at a lower cost.  These cylinders are used in the Priest Tools Power Drawbar.  Pneumatic cylinder force is all about surface area inside the cylinder and air pressure (psi).  The more surface area and pressure, the greater the force, and vice versa.  By stacking the cylinders in stages vertically, the footprint stays the same and the force multiplies.